People with physical disability often struggle with the system, mostly societal unfairness and apathy. Kaabil interprets capable that is exactly what Rohan Bhatnagar (Hrithik Roshan) is, as he is blind and has an advanced sense of smell and directions. He is an awesome voice-over artist who takes mental notes of English dialogues and then translates them to Hindi in real time.
His self-critical wittiness doesn’t seem illogical when he meets Supriya (Yami Gautam), who is also a visually impaired person; they go on a date then declare its LOVE! They get married but sadly don’t live happily as the local corporate Madhavrao Shellar’s (Ronit Roy) brother Amit (Rohit Roy) decides to take advantage of Supriya’s lack of sight. The movie begins to strike an emotional chord because rape of people with disabilities’ occurs but does not really make mainstream news, Kaabil sheds light on a visually impaired persons’ fight back!
Hrithik Roshan and director Sanjay Gupta consciously does not project Rohan Bhatnagar as somebody you should pity. This works and you comprehend that this is the story of an underdog who you want to win. Director Sanjay Gupta tried and failed to strike an emotional chord with the audience in Jazbaa however in Kaabil, he makes Rohan and his folks realistic. They are hesitant of the bad neighbourhood and police. Ronit Roy makes sure the audience dislikes him from the very first scene. As the brother of an offender, he is someone who you need to watch out for.
Hrithik Roshan is absolutely brilliant as the underdog hero. He emotes well and has charasmatic screen presence. Yami Gautam is the typical wife, like Ronit Roy, their characters are already pigeonholed in typical character. The villain could have been more intense and revenge a bit more callous. The movie features good music, cinematography, action and commercial cinema thrills.
Kaabil starts with a unique love story that flows into an action film. The tone of the film is slow at times and could have been better edited. The battle between hero and villain looks too scripted and too easy to be true. A more intense revenge story would have created for a better screenplay. Kaabil elaborates Hrithik as a brilliant action hero who you will keep rooting for till the end.